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Police appeal to speak to woman after several handbag thefts from elderly victims

Police wish to speak to this woman from Harrow, who is also wanted on recall to prison

Mary Ellen Gavin is being searched for by police. Pic: Met Police

Police in Harrow are appealing for the public's help to trace a woman who is wanted on recall to prison.

Mary Ellen Gavin, of Holyrood Avenue, Harrow, is also sought after by officers who wish to speak to her after several handbag thefts in supermarkets from elderly female victims aged between 50 to 85-years-old.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "The 33-year-old is described as a white woman and of a medium to stocky build.

"She has long brown hair but is known to dye it blonde.

"She is known to frequent Hillingdon , specifically the Yiewsley area and Harrow , specifically the Pinner, North Harrow and Rayners Lane areas."

Anyone with information as to Mary Ellen Gavin's whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 or via Twitter @ MetCC.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

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